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No Dress Code | Scratch Night

Event type: Performance
S-cum by Joshua Haigh Part of: No Dress Code | Scratch Night

Fri 24 Nov, 8:00pm

Pay As You Feel

Venue: Studio Theatre at Yorkshire Dance

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No Dress Code is our informal scratch night. We welcome you to our studio theatre to watch new dance works-in-progress* by dance artists and companies. This is a pay-as-you-feel event with a suggested donation of £5.00.

Following the performances there will be a chance to share your feedback and insights in a relaxed setting.

The Yorkshire Dance bar will be open before and after the performances. Information about access can be found here.

Age guidance 16+ (Explicit language and sexual references)

Programme Nov 2024

S-cum by Joshua Haigh

S-cum is a, Chavvy, high energy, confrontational, comedic and thought-provoking piece of contemporary dance work. With an overarching aesthetic of what it meant to be working class youth in early 2000’s Britain the dancers in S-cum hyperbolise stereotypes with the intention of exploring their truths and falsehoods.

From an inherently queer perspective, this work takes prejudicial attitudes towards the working-class body and dissects what it means to be fetishized, feared and f*cked, as a poor young adult in Britain.

S-cum presents you with a multifaceted relationship within which it’s hard to tell whether they’re brother and sister, are going to shag, or both… Come and see what it means to be “S-cum”.

Artistic Director and Choreographer – Joshua Haigh

Co-Director and Co-Choreographer – Olivia Richards


ỌKAN by Ella Mesma and Akeim Toussaint Buck

Ọkan is a new production with martial dances at its core. Blending Salsa and Wing Chun, Akeim and Ella use these martial dances to explore themes around ‘relating’, while deconstructing notions of gender normativity and the interplay between opposing forces, resulting in a harmonious blend that transcends binaries. The name Ọkan, meaning Oneness, Conscience, and Heart in Yoruba, was chosen to reflect the Yoruban roots of many of the dance styles used in the piece and their connection to Orixás, the gods of Yoruba traditions.

Choreographers: Ella Mesma and Akeim Toussaint Buck

Dancers: David Evans and Ffion Campbell-Davies

Co-Produced and commissioned by The Place This work is supported using public funding from Arts Council England The work’s creation has been supported by Pavilion Dance South West and Yorkshire Dance, with further support from FABRIC, South East Dance and the British Council


figuring…(pelvis) by Flora 

my pelvis is rotating and telling me something…
i kind of like it…
rotating, unfolding x…
…data, multiple meanings, re-framings and frustrations with patriarchal ‘norms’ arising
through its motions in this film and sound installation exploring relationships between my
body, information, and meaning…
i feel i’m looking for alternative realities, or where my own might exist, emerge freely…


*By works in progress we mean new work which has already undertaken research and development and is being structured into a performance.

Images (Top to Bottom): S-cum © Joshua Haigh, ỌKAN by Ella Mesma and Akeim Toussaint Buck © Youcef Hadjazi, figuring…pelvis © Flora

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